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ERIC Number: EJ847729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics for Undergraduates with Specific Learning Difficulties--Issues of Inclusion in Policy and Practice
Perkin, Glynis; Beacham, Nigel; Croft, Anthony
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v14 n1 p3-13 2007
This paper opens up a debate about policy and practice in computer-assisted assessment (CAA) of mathematics for undergraduates with specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia. Guidelines for designing assessments for such students are emerging and some may be transferable to CAA. Whether mathematics brings with it particular issues is unclear. With the growth in CAA and an increase in the number of students who have learning difficulties, the issue of disadvantage poses real challenges if universities are to adopt good practice in designing and implementing accessible systems. This paper analyses some of the available data on computer-based mathematics testing of dyslexic students and describes an exploratory study of the effects of media combinations. It raises issues which suggest that larger-scale research is necessary before satisfactory guidelines can be drawn up concerning good practice in the provision of mathematics CAA for students with specific learning difficulties. It closes with an invitation to engage in a dialogue about improving policy and practice. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom